Mary Speaks

Author: Susan Sundwall — Host: Dylan KraayenbrinkPosted on: April 8, 2023

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Mary Speaks

Oh, day of awful darkness

when I cried unending tears,

the very thing I dreaded most

now haunted all my fears.


Where could my lovely child be,

my Savior and my Son?

Who sought to wrench His life away;

what foul thing had He done?


With Peter, James, and brother John,

I hid myself away;

as all around a cosmic roar

defined the wretched day.


I did not know where He had gone;

my world was torn apart.

Perhaps I’ll only have Him now

in the cradle of my heart. • Susan Sundwall


• Today’s poem is how one author imagines what it may have been like for
Mary, the mother of Jesus, when He was put to death on the cross. We don’t
know if Mary knew that Jesus would rise from the dead, but we do know that
Mary had been with Jesus from the beginning of His life on earth. The angel
Gabriel told Mary that she would be pregnant through the Holy Spirit (even
though she was a virgin at the time). When she gave birth to Jesus, she
cradled Him close to her, yet she knew that He was the Messiah: the Savior
who God had promised. What do you think was going through Mary’s mind
during the days after Jesus died, before He rose from the grave?


• In times when we don’t understand what God is doing, how could it be
comforting to know that Jesus’s followers also felt this way?


Jesus told them, “The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of
his enemies. He will be killed, but on the third day he will be raised from
the dead.” And the disciples were filled with grief. Matthew 17:22-23 (NLT)


Read Verses:

Luke 2:8-Luke 2:19; Mark 15:12-Mark 15:14; John 19:25-John 19:30; Matthew 17:22-Matthew 17:23